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Some Engine Reassembly

The engine torn apart and laid out ready to get cleaned with the power washer. Bored out to fit the oversized pistons. Short block assembled. Here is my engine. I finally got it all back togeather at school and am waiting on the trans now.

VolvoKid4Life

VolvoKid4Life

New/used Parts For My Wagon

This is just an overall picture of some normal rebuild parts along with my manual trans. My GT3071R turbo, wiseco pistons and H beam rods. Ported out intake mani to fit my N/A TB. Assembled rods and pistons. The great and perfect ViVa Diff. I powdered coated my intake mani and have it assembled and ready to go back on. This shows my turbo (Powder Coated to Glow in the Dark) set up to my S60R exhaust mani. And the exhaust mani is ported to match gasket and is polished for better flow.

VolvoKid4Life

VolvoKid4Life

Looking At Getting A Volvo

Im very interested in getting into the volvo club, i am looking at a 1999 C70 coupe with 56,000 miles on it what should or could i do to it if i did get it. I live in charlotte NC and do not know where i would get this type of work done if i did get this car. any suggestions or comments.....?

Guest

Guest

Doh!

DOH! busted my driver side miror off walking past the car :S the glass did not break though

1ajs

1ajs

The First Entry

So far the car has the following: -Stylin' Motors Silicon Vac. Lines -Autometer CF Boost Gauge -XC Grille. New tires are in the shop...Continental ContiExtremeContacts 225/45. I have 3 17" Pegs already refinished in Duplicolor Silver. The third wheel ships out tomorrow, so the Pegs should be on the car by next friday. I have a 3BarRacing MBC waiting to go on the car. I can put it on once the new tires get on, because the tires on right now are roasted. I will set it to 12 psi. Next mo

Finish

Finish

Abs Module Replacement

08/06/07 ABS Module removal. I removed the memory module. It took about an hour to locate and remove the ABS module. Pretty tight fit under the brake booster. I found some great instructions for the removal process from http://www.modulemaster.com/volvoabsremoval.html. I am sending this abs module in for a rebuild. This appears to be a cost effective alternative to having the dealer do the repair. I didn't actually go to the dealer for an estimate but I have heard from reliable sources that th

Stevereeno

Stevereeno

Lonely 850r In Alabama

Are there any volvo preformance oriented owners in alabama? i have a 1996 850 turbo r stock, save for a aftermarket air filter and exaust(in prosses) any help, i do not want to max out my car but a body kit would be nice. any help on the little things would be good

volvo850dad

volvo850dad

Why Hyundai Should Buy Volvo

Why Hyundai should buy Volvo! One could argue the finer points of safety in favor of each company, but both bring to market a superior product where the synergies could prove overwhelmingly impossible to overlook. Hyundai has luxury products ready to roll, but no distribution system. Of course there are 750 plus Hyundai dealers in the US already, but few are prepared to accommodate high-end clientele. Plus keep in mind the US is only 1 market and Volvo has a worldwide distribution system whe

hope4hyundai

hope4hyundai

Hmm Time To Sort Threw My Bucket Of Crap :s

now its time to figure out were all the signal light crap went to on me :S and put it back together so its street legalas in the next week i will probly get plates put on here and take it pout for a spin and see how shes runing... emptyed my bucket and cleaned my misc parts to see what i have for screws and crap... figures the parts i don't need i got tuns of spares :S but the one i need i missing half the parts :S i will probly need to replace some bushings :S since shes sat for 5 years pu

1ajs

1ajs

The Wish List

(note to all, I originally did this as a myspace blog...just figured since it was car related I'd post it in here as well Now, this is only of mods I am contemplating doing, of course getting the car running incredibly beautifully stock is my first priority before I start playin around with things. But...I just wanted to throw my so-far wish list out there so we can all be shocked and amazed at what I wish to do to my volvo. Tinting and stereo. The stock stereo sucks. hands down. It does not

pro_star

pro_star

Goodies In The Mail

2 weeks ago i picked this up on ebay and it finaly came today don't know if any of the fellow 140 guys on here need any info outa it just ask me and i can photography the pages also finshed the floor last night now to finish the wheel well

1ajs

1ajs

Driverside Floor Is Now Done....

so finsied off the floor on the driver side and reatched the rear seat floor... to the gunel interesting note about this is my doors close properly again and open smoother even notice a change on the pasinger side and its solid as hell in this area

1ajs

1ajs

Rubuilding The Wheel Well Artch

well started the slow teadious part of rebuilding my wheel well artch and tieing it into the floor / structure this what we got done tonight ran outa wire again for the welder DOH! sprayed it with the zink oxide primer for the time being

1ajs

1ajs

Driver Floor Almost Done

drivers floor is getting closer to being done now to grinde and tuch up and do the rear seat area and then jack it up and door the welds from the botem side and beef the frame up

1ajs

1ajs

Rain

hmm yea haven't done much more since we welded thouse peaces of metal in due to rain anyhow a pic of the beast

1ajs

1ajs

Driver Side Floor Update

beefed up the sub frame today by welding in some new peaces man the metal they used sure is thiner to what we used lol b ut then you look a new cars and they use thiner sheet metal then whats on the poor old 145 lol its amazing how cars are built so cheaply and yet we spend so much on them......

1ajs

1ajs